A lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleges the Salvation Army improperly took more than $120,000 from a dead man’s bank accounts — even though the man had left $106,000 of that amount in the charity’s name.

Filed by the estate of Richard Jose Belanger of West Palm Beach, Fla., the Oct. 5 lawsuit claims the Salvation Army improperly took the money left for it in Belanger’s payable-on-death bank account. The suit, filed on behalf of Richard Jason Belanger, a son who is serving as personal representative, claims only a person may be left money in these types of accounts. The suit alleges the account his father left for the charity is invalid.

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